The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3)

The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3)

by Beverley Oakley

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The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3) by Beverley Oakley

Two beautiful sisters – one the unacknowledged daughter of a nobleman, the other, society's most celebrated debutante – compete for love amidst the scandal and intrigue of a Regency London Season.


Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as drudge to the social-climbing Lamonts while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London's social whirl as its most feted debutante.

When Lissa's rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society – and into the midst of a scandal involving Araminta and suspected English traitor Lord Debenham – she finds an unlikely ally: charming and besotted Ralph Tunley, Lord Debenham's underpaid, enterprising secretary. Ralph can't afford to leave the employ of the villainous viscount much less keep a wife but as a member of the ton he can help Lissa navigate a perilous web of lies and to ensure everyone gets what they deserve.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152826586
Publisher: Beverley Oakley
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Daughters of Sin , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 31,533
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Beverley Oakley was seventeen when she bundled up her first her 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. Unfortunately drowning her heroine on the last page was apparently not in line with the expectations of romance readers so Beverley became a journalist.

Twenty-six years later Beverley was delighted to receive her first publishing contract from Robert Hale (UK) for a romance in which she ensured her heroine was saved from drowning in the icy North Sea.

Since 2009 Beverley has written more than thirteen historical romances, mostly set in England during the early nineteenth century. Mystery, intrigue and adventure spill from their pages and if she can pull off a thrilling race to save someone’s honour – or a worthy damsel from the noose – it’s time to celebrate with a good single malt Scotch.

Beverley lives with her husband, two daughters and a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy the size of a pony opposite a picturesque nineteenth century lunatic asylum. She also writes Africa-set adventure-filled romances tarring handsome bush pilot heroes, and historical romances with less steam and more sexual tension, as Beverley Eikli.

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The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
DebDiem 6 months ago
The Mysterious Governess is a historical romance by Beverley Oakley. Ms. Oakley has delivered a well-written book. Having read a few of Ms. Oakley's books and enjoyed them, this one was a bit of a disappointment. Lissa's parents are not married. While being jealous of her half-siblings, she still treats them with kindness. She is working as a governess and does portraits that her employer's son passes off as his own. Ralph works as a secretary for a scoundrel. Lissa and Ralph's story has drama, a few sexy bits and a little action. I look forward to my next book by Beverley Oakley and hope that I enjoy it as much as the other books of hers that I've read because this one left me flat. The Mysterious Governess is book 3 of the Daughters Of Sin Series but can be read as a standalone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay read
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
Some people get their just desserts and others get the very best. The main couple is Lissa and Ralph with a couple pairings around them. Lissa is a governess to earn her way in this life because she is illegitimate. Ralph is above her station but they feel a pull that draws them together. Their struggles to be with each other kept me reading this story. I received a copy of this through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a page turner. I couldn't put it down. The characters are believable, some you would like to slap them for their actions. And some you love. This story has mystery, intrigue, twist and turns. A must read book. Thanks you.
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
Quite a few of the same characters in Dangerous Gentlemen were in this book too, like a continuation of the previous story. But the heroine in this story was Lissa, the illegitimate daughter of a lord who gravitated into the lifestyle of a governess because there was nothing else offered to her by her family. The good thing was she was free to fall in love with Ralph, the youngest son of another lord who had nothing but a lowly job working for a scoundrel planning traitorous activities and would inherit nothing to offer Lissa in marriage. The villain in this story is the same villain in Dangerous Gentlemen, Lord Debenham, who is still creating havoc for Lissa and Ralph as they get embroiled in finding the same letter written by Sir Aubrey’s wife prior to her suicide. The situations that arose and the escapes from various situations involving the letter were hilarious at times because of ridiculous misconceptions by all parties. It takes a good writer to be able to keep all the plots and characters straight in the search for a happy ending for the adventurous couple. I was relieved when their happy ending was reached at the end.